Lessons Learned on the Journey

Love of Power vs Power of Love

A battle wages within me—the love of power or the power of love? The winner of this battle determines the health of my relationships. Loving power often results in marginalized relationships.…

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Holding on vs Letting Go

A battle wages within me—holding on to my desires or letting go of them so that I can, in turn, grasp onto God's desires. When I hold on to my way, I am letting go of the things of God.…

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My Timetable vs. God’s Timetable

A battle wages within me—my timetable versus God's timetable. Time is a big issue with me—being on time, getting it done quickly. And I have my reasons. God's timetable does not…

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Faith vs Sight

A battle wages within me daily—what to believe? Should I trust only what I can see—the visibly obvious? Or can I trust what I cannot see—by faith? …

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Forgetfulness

To-do lists litter my desk as I struggle against forgetfulness. Remembering is a challenge—even more so the older I get. God tells me to remember Him, yet I can so easily forget. …

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Enough!

Not having enough is certainly a problem. A lack of food, money or medicine can be life-threatening and is experienced by many around the world. Much is being done to try to solve the social issues…

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Knowing Clearly God’s Heart

At times, I have difficulty expressing easily from my heart. How can people know me if I do not clearly convey who I really am. Ask my family! …

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The World’s Influence

Miscalculating my ability to resist the subtle influences of the world around me can result in not-so-subtle negative outcomes. I am called to be in the world, yet not of the world. What are my…

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My Identity

How I view myself—my identity—is shaped by my early childhood development, education, vocational life, family, church, and ministry. Blessing and heartbreak in each of these…

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Lack of Joy

God’s intention is for me to live a life of joy. I can often squash joy when living only inside the story of my circumstances rather than inside God’s reality. …

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